OpenAthens is an identity and IP-based authentication system that provides access to the Library's licensed online resources via single sign-on (SSO) technology. It is replacing our previous system, EZproxy.
OpenAthens offers increased security and control of library resources, reduces service interruptions, and allows library users to access e-resources across library databases and publisher websites with just one login. OpenAthens offers single sign-on, integrated with MSK’s authentication service, to access the library’s subscription-based content.
No, OpenAthens will recognize MSK onsite IP ranges.
Yes, OpenAthens will not recognize MSK’s VPN IP ranges.
When visiting a publisher website that supports OpenAthens, you should see an OpenAthens login form similar to the image below. The form will ask you to identify your home institution. To log in, ignore any Username or Password fields and search for Memorial Sloan Kettering via the institutional lookup field. From there, log in using your MSK credentials. If the MSK Library subscribes to the resource you are trying to access, you should be given access to the resource.
No, the login may differ by publisher website. Look for login links, usually in a menu at the top of the screen. The login may also ask you to select your Federation. Your Federation is OpenAthens. For example, below is the login process for Wiley Online Library.
You will be asked to login again.
The best solution is to create a new bookmark following these steps:
Start from the Library homepage (https://library.mskcc.org/).
Search for and locate the saved or bookmarked resource in the library collection.
Save a new link or bookmark using the permalink provided by the database or publisher website.
You can also use the OpenAthens Link Generator to create an OpenAthens link to the resource.